- Alhaji Isah Ashiru came out victorious in the PDP governorship primary election
- He defeated Senator Nkuyi and others
- Nkuyi had defected from the APC to the PDP a few months ago
A former member of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Isah Ashiru, has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state.
The chairman of the PDP Governorship Primary Election Committee in the state, Phillip Aivoji, on Monday in Kaduna declared Ashiru winner of the election with 1,330 votes.
He defeated three other contestants including former governor of the state, Dr Mukhtar Ramalan-Yero, who had 36 votes.
A serving senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi scored 564 votes while Malam Muhammad Sani-Sidi, former Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) got 560 votes to come third during the primary.
Aivoji who declared 39 votes invalid, said 2,654 delegates from the 23 local government areas of the state participated in the process.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ashiru had before the commencement of the election, secured the support of two aspirants, Dr. Jaafaru Sa’ad and Mohammed Bello-Umar, who dropped from the race.
Meanwhile, Sani-Sidi who conceded defeat even before the votes were counted, had congratulated Ashiru for the victory.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the senator representing Kaduna north at the National Assembly, Suleiman Hunkuyi, promised to help PDP return back to power in Kaduna state.
The senator said this while on a visit to the PDP secretariat in Kaduna on Friday, July 27, adding that he decided to join the party in line with the agreement between the R-APC and the opposition party.
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